Bhubaneswar: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MP Baijayant Panda on Thursday attacked the officials at the third floor (Chief Minister’s Office) for interfering in party affairs.
“There is no need to respect officers who forget their service code, start doing politics and interfere in party affairs and support those who indulge in anti-people activities. Even former CM Biju Patnaik had told people how to treat such officers,” Panda after inaugurating an overhead water tank project at Buhalo in Nischintakoili block of Cuttack district.
Supporting the statement of Panda, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said interference of bureaucracy in politics has led to a constitutional crisis in Odisha.
“550 police stations in the state are being run from the 3rd floor of Secretariat. The Chief Secretary of the state cannot exercise his power with the intervention of the third floor. Telephone records of some bureaucrats should be scrutinised,” said Pradhan.